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While I intend this site to be overwhelmingly focused on objective sales data, I will occasionally post personal stuff since I don’t see the use in setting up a completely separate blog just for a few posts a month. The posts I categorize under non-sales/personal will primarily be my monthly import tally plus maybe rankings of what I’m watching each season. Ignore anything under the personal category if you’re just here for sales (which most of you quite logically are, it’s kind of the point of the site!) – there won’t be a lot of this stuff so hopefully it’s not too much clutter.

Of course anyone else who wants to post their monthly haul, do feel free to do so in the comments! Basically, if you used the monthly import threads back on the Mania forums, treat this the same way. So that means this is my list of January Releases, not stuff I ordered in January that comes out in later months.

January 2014 ImportsBDs
Choujigen Game Neptune, Vol. 5
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Vol. 5
Free!, Vol. 5
Kami-sama no Inai Nichiyoubi, Vol. 5
Kin-iro Mosaic, Vol. 5
Non Non Biyori, Vol. 2
Shingeki no Kyojin, Vol. 7
Tamayura ~more aggressive~, Vol. 4
Vocaloid – Hatsune Appearance Natsumatsuri
Yozakura Quartet Hana no Uta, Vol. 2

Music CDs
Lily Lyric Cycle, Vol. 3 (Drama CD)
Sakura Trick – Won Chu Kiss Me / Kiss and Love OP/ED Single
Sakura Trick – Won Chu Kiss Me / Kiss and Love OP/ED Single (copy 2)
Vocaloid – Scop – Hiroi ni City
Yozakura Quartet -Hana no Uta- – Sakura no Ato (all quartets lead to the?) OP Single
Yozakura Quartet -Hana no Uta- – Tsukiyomi ED Single
Yozakura Quartet -Hana no Uta- – Original Sound Track

Print
Comic Yuri Hime – 2014/03
Fuufu, Vol. 1
Fuufu, Vol. 2
Kin-iro Mosaic Guidebook
Sakura Trick Anthology 1
Sakura Trick Anthology 2 “Sakura”
Shoujo Satellite, Vol. 1
Shoujo Satellite, Vol. 2
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 1
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 2
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 3
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 4
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 5
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 6
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 7
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 8
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 9
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 10
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 11
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 12
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 13
Yozakura Quartet, Vol. 14
Yuri Yuri
Namori – Yurunamori

The slowdown in my BD buying has started to take effect with me importing a, for me, record low 2 Fall shows, and it’ll be more obvious in coming months. Two series finished this month, and a few more finish within 2 months. I’m only starting 3 Winter series instead of the usual 5-8, though buying six copies of Sakura Trick will push up order sizes for a little while.

17 Responses to “Imports, 2014 January”

  1. Avatar Nico87 says:

    My January imports are listed somewhere on Mania but here’s my February haul anyway!

    BD

    OreImo. vol. 7 [end] (skipping vol. 8)
    Free! vol. 6 [end]
    Little Busters! Refrain vol. 1
    Log Horizon vol. 1 (Animate for glorious box!)
    Love Live! vols. 3 & 4
    White Album2 vol. 2
    Yozakura Quartet -Hana no Uta- vol. 2 (with HMV poster)
    Nagi no Asukara vol. 1
    Kin-iro Mosaic vol. 5
    Angel Beats vols. 1-7 (wasn’t planned at all but I saw a YAJ auction while browsing for other stuff. 10k yen for all seven volumes – couldn’t pass on that. Vols. 4-7 are missing their booklets but as far as I know they only contain musical scores and notes and stuff)

    CD

    Bodacious Space Pirates OP – ‘Bodacious Space Symphony’s Movement VII’ by Momoiro Clover Z
    Angel Beats! soundtrack – ‘Keep The Beats!’ by Girls Dead Monster

    In other news I’ve had to make some importing decisions over the past few weeks which will eventually lead to a cut in the amount of BDs I import on a monthly basis. I can’t take no more 14-16 BDs months.

    I’ve imported and then stopped importing the following shows to make room for new shows and must-haves from my backlog:

    Silver Spoon (1/6 imported)
    Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku (1/4 imported)
    Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (1/5 imported)
    Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A (1, 5 and 10 so 3/10 imported)
    Aku no Hana (2/6 imported)

    So, while I realise I’ve been basically throwing money away I can’t regret this decision. I would have imported Log Horizon, Mouretsu Pirates, Love Live! and HenNeko either way so to avoid having insane amounts of BDs every month I decided to just stop importing the five shows mentioned above. I haven’t even started importing Non Non Biyori yet and I’ve also put Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi on hold (2/5 imported) but I will definitely import the former and get the remaining volumes of the latter eventually. This also “enables” me to skip importing Saki: Zenkoku-Hen so I’m only importing two winter shows (Chu2koi Ren and Sakura Trick) which is a major improvement. This again enables me to pick up Tamayura ~More Aggressive~ when a slot opens up.

    While this might sound very messy I still have complete control, or at least I think I do, over my import stuffs.

    • something something says:

      Aww, Kitakubu getting cut is sad, but picking up Mouretsu is worth just about any sacrifice.

    • Avatar hpulley says:

      For winter right now it looks like my imports will just be Sakura Trick (manga, CDs, BDs) and WUG (movie and OP/ED/IS CDs for sure and TV series likely) but summer and fall shows will continue to be imported:

      BDs:

      Teekyuu3 v1 (1 disc short, complete)
      Kabukimonogatari v2
      Non Non Biyori v2
      NouCome v2
      Unbreakable Machine Doll v2
      White Album2 v2
      Symphogear G v4
      Rozen Maiden v6
      Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge v7 (only volume I bought, for OST CD)

      Music CDs:

      Witch Craft Works OP
      No-Rin ED/IS
      Wooser OP
      Miss Monochrome “Poker Face”
      White Album2 OST
      Sakura Trick OP/ED
      LoveLive! School Idol Festival Takaramonozu / Paradise Live!
      Uesaka Sumire “Kakumeiteki Broadway Shuugisha Doumei” LE A
      Rena Uehara “Emergence”

      Print:

      Earth Star Comics February
      Rozen Maiden Official Visual Fan Book
      Ripogura – Nisioisin novel
      Sakura Trick Anthology
      Bambi to Dhole v1
      La Vie En Doll v1
      Aiura v5
      Tokyo Cycle Girl v5
      Sankarea v9
      Nozoki Ana Full Color v9-10
      BTOOOM! v13
      Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun v13

      Game:
      Rozen Maiden PS Vita

      • Avatar hpulley says:

        Ordered WUG v1 as well… WUG really needs a HUG… So I guess that makes it two series for me this season.

        • Avatar hpulley says:

          Got NouCome v2, Symphogear G v5 and Crime Edge v7 today.

          All great packages but wow, Crime Edge v7 is really good! ¥5000 for an art box (for volumes 4-7), 68 minute OST CD with long version of Glass no Mikazuki, anime versions of the other two OP and ED, 25 other tracks with great music, same composer as Log Horizon. Plus a drama CD, the Bluray itself, a booklet with lots of great stuff including thank you notices from the original creator, character designer and director, OST listings and song lyrics, a listing of all other products available. Having a mostly empty art box makes me want to buy three of the 2-6 volumes now LOL! But ouch, the unshown in packaging shots back side of the digipak is, wow… not for display purposes…

          Another great bonus OST with Symphogear G v5 as well. My internet has gone for shit again tonight after just one show (Mikakunin) so simulcasts may have to wait.

          NouCome looks good too.

          Oh wait, Nagi no Asukara is playing again…

          • Avatar hpulley says:

            Oh and NouCome v2 comes with a manga I wasn’t expecting. Don’t see it listed on CDJapan. It is almost like a first press bonus, it is outside of the Bluray box, under the extra wrap.

  2. Avatar Nico87 says:

    Also wtf at bold :[

  3. Avatar Nico87 says:

    Ahh, thanks :)

  4. Avatar Nico87 says:

    And yes, Mouretsu. Received vols. 6 & 7 at the beginning of January and it’s damn near perfect in everysense. Can’t wait for the movie!

  5. Avatar stardf29 says:

    stardf29: January 2014 imports

    Japan: Blu-rays

    Gin no Saji Vol. 5
    Gingitsune Vol. 2
    Kin-iro Mosaic Vol. 5
    Non Non Biyori Vol. 2
    Outbreak Company Vol. 2
    Tamayura ~more aggressive~ Vol. 4 (Amazon exclusive LE)

    (special)
    Ghost in the Shell: Arise Vol. 1

    So much Chihiro love in this month’s Tamayura. <3

    And Ghost in the Shell: Arise is actually the version distributed by Funimation, but since it's still an import, I'm listing it here. I actually got it during Rightstuf's holiday sale where it was half-off, meaning that at US$35, it'll probably be the cheapest I'll ever import a 50-minute Blu-ray from Japan.

    Japan: CDs

    Gingitsune OST
    Non Non Biyori OST
    Outbreak Company OST

    Taiwan: Blu-rays
    Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Vol. 5

    I accidentally skipped a volume here. I got Vol. 4 yesterday, so it’ll be included in February’s list.

  6. Avatar Damius says:

    BDs

    Free! Vol. 1
    Free! Vol. 2
    Free! Vol. 3
    Free! Vol. 4
    Free! Vol. 5
    Kin-iro Mosaic Vol. 5
    Non Non Biyori Vol. 2
    Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Vol. 8
    Tamayura ~more aggressive~ Vol. 4
    Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~ Vol. 2
    Yozakura Quartet ~Hoshi no Umi~

    Music CDs

    Free! – Rage on OP Single
    Free! – Splash Free ED Single
    Free! – OST

  7. Avatar Siliziumleben says:

    BD:

    Pokémon- The Origin
    Kill la Kill Vol.1
    Shingeki no Kyojin Vol.7
    Gatchaman Crowds Box

    PVC Figur:
    Gamer Girl from native

  8. Avatar Dodgers says:

    Both of these are DVDs:

    – Kill la Kill (Vol. 1)
    – Nekomonogatari Shiro (Vol. 2)

  9. Avatar Nico87 says:

    Free #6 came with a box from Tsutaya –

    http://i.imgur.com/11NO3wQ.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Ju76Gr0.jpg

    While I think it looks really, really good I just can’t understand why they couldn’t put the title of the show on the box!

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